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Arcana Volume 9 by So-Young Lee (TokyoPop 08 July 2008 / $9.99) - Book Description: Determined to drive an already trance-like Yulan to the edge, Enril refuses to give him elf's blood--the only thing that can save him--ensuring that the dragon's blood flowing through Yulan's veins will completely consume him. But if she succeeds, Yulan's memory of all that he loves will be destroyed! Will Yulan allow himself to be taken over? Or will love prevail as the ultimate power? (Source: TokyoPop)

Atelier Marie and Elie -Zarlburg Alchemist- Volume 4 by Yoshihiko Ochi (TokyoPop 08 July 2008 / $9.99) - Book Description: It's a magical breakout when a new experimental process leads to the escape of a giant tadpole living in Millie's workshop! Can Ingrid, Marie and Elie find a watery home for this gigantic slippery troublemaker before he does too much damage? (Source: TokyoPop)

B'TX #15 by Masami Kurumada (TokyoPop 08 July 2008 / $9.99) - Book Description: Wishing everyone would realize that love is the first and ultimate truth, Misha tries to get Nasha to be reborn into a new healthy body, but she refuses. That may be the least of their worries, though, as Karen is going to have to save her sister and Foh's orphans from rogue Ryucon soldiers! (Source: TokyoPop)

Bizenghast Volume 5 by M. Alice LeGrow (TokyoPop 01 July 2008 / $9.99) - Book Description: Adrift and in despair, Dinah with have to fight to keep her sanity, keep her life together and keep all hell from breaking loose in the Mausoleum! The town of Bizenghast holds many secrets, and Dinah will have to grow up and grow strong if she intends to seek out the truth behind the mystery. Hatred and murder underlie the very foundations of the town, and Dinah's struggle is only just beginning... (Source: TokyoPop)

Chibi Vampire Volume 9 by Yuna Kagesaki (TokyoPop 12 July 2008 / $9.99) - Book Description: Little Karin is a vampire, but instead of needing to drink blood, she has an excess of blood that she must give to her victims. If done right, giving blood to her victim can be an extremely positive thing. The problem is that Karin never seems to do things right...As Karin and Kenta's official first date continues, Anju shows up to keep an eye on the clumsy couple. But when Kenta takes notice of her, he grabs Karin and ushers her off to the Ferris wheel. There he tells her how he really feels...but will this destroy their relationship? (Source: TokyoPop)

Chibi Vampire: The Novel Volume 5 by Tohru Kai (TokyoPop 08 July 2008 / $9.99) - Book Description: Out loveable reverse vampire Karin can't help it: classmate and coworker Kenta's unhappiness triggers her bloodlust. Although she's learned to control her urges around Kenta, when her excess blood becomes too much to handle, even Kenta isn't safe!Karin just doesn't know how to interact with Kenta anymore, which makes for an unusually awkward second term of school. And when upperclassman Ayaha Ougimachi appears on the scene, things become more and more strange... (Source: TokyoPop)

Daemonium Volume 1 by Kosen (TokyoPop 08 July 2008 / $10.99) - Book Description: The gateway to hell is opened in this tale of demon bloodlust and angelic redemption...Alone and disfigured from a tragic car accident in his childhood, Seisu is plagued by haunting visions and hellish nightmares. But when a stay at a remote monastery brings the mysterious young man Yabrail into his life, Seisu discovers not only what’s behind his fragile state of mind, and also that heaven and hell aren't as distant as he once believed... (Source: TokyoPop)

Elemental Gelade Volume 8 by Mayumi Azuma (TokyoPop 08 July 2008 / $9.99) - Book Description: With Ren poisoned by Viro, Coud races against the clock to find an Edel Raid doctor that can save her life. But his quest takes an unexpected detour as the doctor informs Coud of another Edel Raid that has been waiting 500 years to be reunited with Ren. Coud seeks her out...but he is not alone, as another Viro assassin is secretly following him, waiting for her chance to strike... (Source: TokyoPop)

GetBackers Volume 25 by Yuya Aoki (TokyoPop 07 July 2008 / $9.99) - Book Description: So much has been lost in this war. When the battle with Kabuto finally ends, will there be any reason to celebrate? Can Ban and Ginji find a ray of hope amidst the devastation that surrounds them? (Source: TokyoPop)

Guardian Hearts Volume 1 by Sae Amatsu (TokyoPop 08 July 2008 / $9.99) - Book Description: Beautiful girls with superpowers...all in love with YOU! What more could a guy want?! Kazuya is a normal guy who discovers the secret identity of a space alien named Hina, who comes from the Planet of Light. She is a member of the Guardian Hearts--well, to be exact, Hina is a Guardian Hearts dropout, and she is assigned to protect earth as a last chance for redeemption to her group. When Kazuya finds out Hina's secret identity, will her mission may be over before it has a chance to begin? That is, unless a crazy little thing called love gets in the way! (Source: TokyoPop)

Mark of the Succubus Volume 3 by Ashly Raiti (TokyoPop 09 July 2008 / $9.99) - Book Description: The race is on for Maeve, Aiden and Devin to find a way to trick Sylne into betraying herself, but without Veril around, their efforts might be futile. Junael adds a formidable and highly knowledgeable component to the odd team, but even his advice and skill may not be enough. As a newly licensed and still inexperienced demon, Maeve and her magical skills may be their best hope!

Pick of the Litter Volume 4 by Yuriko Suda (TokyoPop 08 July 2008 / $9.99) - Book Description: The spirit from Yamizakura has taken over Satsuki's body, and if they try to get it out, Satsuki will be destroyed from the inside out! To make matters worse, they can't simply put the spirit back into the sword. They actually have to find the stone from which the sword was cut. Will they find it before they lose Satsuki forever? (Source: TokyoPop)

Psychic Power Nanaki Volume 3 by Ryo Saenagi (TokyoPop 08 July 2008 / $9.99) - Book Description: From the creator of Satisfaction Guaranteed and Sequence comes the heart-thumping, vein-draining conclusion to Psychic Power Nanaki! When a suspected vampire escapes from a mental institution, Paranormal Task Force members Nanaki and Ao are on the case again--except this time, they have to cooperate with the regular police! Are they doomed to become the vampire's next meal? (Source: TokyoPop)

Queen's Knight, 12 by Kim Kang Won (TokyoPop 09 July 2008 / $9.99) - Book Description: Yuna decides that she loves Phantasma and wishes only for the happiness of its people. For this reason, she requests Ehren to find Rieno so that she can say her last farewells before she fully embraces her duties as Queen. She then throws herself into her work without even stopping for food or sleep in order to rid herself of lingering thoughts of Rieno. Will the strain be too much for Yuna to bear?

Rave Master Volume 29 by Hiro Mashima (TokyoPop 09 July 2008 / $9.99) - Book Description: Haru and friends make their way through a trap-filled dungeon in order to reach the tomb of the Knights of the Blue Sky, where the final Rave Stone rests in the care of the last remaining Knight. But to get it, Haru will have to face a final trial--a fight against Shiba, the previous Rave Master. This ultimate battle between Rave Masters can only end when one of them pays the ultimate price! (Source: TokyoPop)

Samurai Deeper Kyo Volume 29 by Akimine Kamijyo (TokyoPop 08 July 2008 / $9.99) - Book Description: Kyo faces his most formidable foe yet--Oda Nobunagas soul, trapped inside the shaman Nozomu's body! And when Nobunaga raises the souls of the former Twelve God Shogun, Kyo finds himself face-to-face with an old foe, the likes of which he thought would never cross his path again... (Source: TokyoPop)

Star Trek: the manga Volume 3: Uchu by David Gerrold (TokyoPop 01 July 2008 / $10.99) - Book Description: The Voyage of the Starship Enterprise Continues...TOKYOPOP delivers new manga-style stories of the classic U.S.S. Enterprise crew in this third installment of the Star Trek the manga series. In Uchu: David Gerrold (writer of the famous "Trouble with Tribbles" episode) brings us a rumpus on the Enterprise as the mysterious, teddy bear-like creature Bandi runs amok with a pretty virulent vibes. Wil Wheaton returns with a Klingon confrontation that may test Kirk's resolute hatred of them. Nathaniel Bowden brings us a society in which bureaucrats run wild. And Luis Reyes tries to glimpse the softer side of Spock. Stories include: Art of War (Story by Wil Wheaton and Art by E.J. Su), Inalienable Rights (Story by Nathaniel Bowden and Art by Heidi Arhnold), Bandi (Story by David Gerrold and Art by Don Hudson), and The Humanitarian (Story by Luis Reyes and Art by Nate Watson) (Source: TokyoPop)

The Third Volume 2 by Yuko Ito (TokyoPop 08 July 2008 / $9.99) - Book Description: Surrounded by shifting sands, Honoka begins uncovering the true nature of her future as well as the past that has led her there. Meeting with things that have shaped the Dune Runner she will one day become--the scarred and shadowed Dune senior, Lidell, and the deadly soldier virus--Honoka comes ever closer to her future as savior and Sword Dancer in this second volume of The Third: Apprentice Girl on a Dessert Planet. (Source: TokyoPop)

Vassalord Volume 1 by Nanae Chrono (TokyoPop 01 July 2008 / $9.99) - Book Description: Charley, a cyborg vampire who does the Vatican's dirty work, is the thrall of the local vampire playboy Johnny Rayflo. As the two of them fight crime--and each other--hilarity, violence and sacrilege ensue! But can Charley resist his own desperate cravings for blood? Find out as the devilish duo go up against a childlike vampire princess, a mysterious branch of the Unitarian Church...and each other. (Source: TokyoPop)

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